• Short Summary

    Still roaming the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, the American 6th Fleet has now split into a number of small units and one of these recently visited the Turkish port of Izmur.

  • Description

    1.
    Canberra (cruiser) off the breakwater.


    2.
    Cruiser 133 off the breakwater


    3.
    The Canberra and the tower on the Municipal hall square.


    4.
    Mr. 36 " " " " " " " ".


    5.
    Esref Paca mosque's minarets, the watch tower and at the back Canberra with Mr. 36 (in foreground horsecart and porter.)


    6.
    L.S. Izmir harbour with ships seen from Kadife Kale (Old fort on top of Izmir.)


    7.
    L.S. The minarets and the ships seen from Kadife Kale between two trees.


    8.
    Taxi cab with Turkish flag. Behind the Canberra seen between trees.


    9.
    Two Turkish officers waiting at duty. At back Turkish flag.


    10.
    Motor-boat going to the ships.


    11.
    Commander Stephenson and Cpt. Lewelon slight.


    12.
    Same scene


    13.
    Commander talking


    14.
    Soldiers coming ashore for training.


    15.
    Soldiers waiting, at back Ataturk statue on horse.


    16.
    Big boat from Canberra.


    17.
    NATO Headquarters.


    18.
    " " and flags.


    19.
    Sailors and officers coming ashore.


    20.
    Shoe shine.




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Still roaming the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, the American 6th Fleet has now split into a number of small units and one of these recently visited the Turkish port of Izmur.

    Loading the group is the guided missile cruiser, Canberra, seen lying just off the breakwater at Izmur with several smaller ships in attendance.

    Our cameraman filmed the American warship from the Municipal Hall Square; from higher in the town with the Esref Pasha mosque minarets and the old watch tower in the foreground; and from the battlements of the Kadife Kale - the old forst overlooking Izmur.

    While two Turkish officers waited on shore, a boat carrying Commander Stephensen and Captain Lowalon brought the two men to the shore.

    Later, a larger craft brought several soldiers ashore from one of the transports for a short training spell and several of these are seen with the Ataturk statue in the background.

    Many of them could not resist the opportunity to have a shoe-shine while on shore.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEP44AWVMZMLW6QJC39RPP600S
    Media URN:
    VLVAEP44AWVMZMLW6QJC39RPP600S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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